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Article: German History in New Orleans

Jan 7, 2018   //   by Heidi Charters   //   News  //  No Comments

The Advocate included Deutsches Haus in its series in honor of the 300 year Tricentennial about German history in New Orleans: “Germans settle in River parishes in the 1720s, migrate in large amounts to New Orleans in the 1820s”

* Link to the Advocate *

 

An article about the new site for Oktoberfest

Sep 27, 2017   //   by Heidi Charters   //   Blog, News  //  No Comments

From Ian McNulty at the New Orleans Advocate in June:

The chicken dance is headed to Bayou St. John, along with the beer steins, the bratz and the oompah bands.

The area’s largest Oktoberfest, hosted by Deutsches Haus, will be held in New Orleans this fall for the first time in seven years, the German cultural group has decided, marking the end of its run in Kenner.

This year’s celebration will take place on the lot where Deutsches Haus plans to build its new clubhouse at 1700 Moss St., on the banks of Bayou St. John, just across from City Park.

Read whole article here

Oktoberfest will be at the new Moss Street site

Sep 14, 2017   //   by Heidi Charters   //   Blog, News  //  No Comments

Deutsches Haus is returning to Mid-City!

Construction has started at its new beautiful location on Bayou Saint John at 1700 Moss Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

The site will host Oktoberfest in October 2017.

German Regional Dinner: The Black Forest

Jan 10, 2014   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured  //  No Comments

Saturday, February 1
7pm
$25 per person at the door

MENU
Soup: Venison goulash soup

Salad: Mixed green salad with pickeled carrots
Haus honey mustard dressing

Entree: (Pick one)
Roast of Wild Boar
with cherry and red wine reduction
-or-
Double cut Boneless Chop
with apple stuffing and sausage
-or-
Vegeterian (alternative)
Stuffed Mushrooms

Sides: Red cabbage, roasted rosemary potatos

Dessert: Black Forest Cake
served with coffee/mulled wine

Deutsches Haus Board of Directors Election

Jan 10, 2014   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

*Election rescheduled due to weather*
The Deutsches Haus Board of Directors Election meeting will be Tuesday, February 4th at 6:30pm.

The Controversial Baron Ludwig von Reitzenstein and New Orleans

Oct 30, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured  //  No Comments

Kulturabende im Deutschen Haus, A Series of Cultural Offerings on German Themes Presents:
“The Controversial Baron Ludwig von Reitzenstein and New Orleans”
with Professor Steven Rowan, University of Missouri in St. Louis
and Mary Lou Eichhorn, Historic New Orleans Collection

Friday, November 15, 2013
Food and Drink available at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 7:00 p.m.

Along with Mark Twain and George Washington Cable, Baron von Reizenstein’s novel is cited by Andrei Codrescu as the earliest example of the “Mythifying-of-New-Orleans Phenomenon.” Come hear about this interesting and mysterious German immigrant to our city.

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“The Turner Societies of New Orleans” with Brigitta Malm

Aug 30, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured  //  No Comments

Thursday, September 5, “The Turner Societies of New Orleans” with Brigitta Malm (small room)
Food and Drink available at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 7:00 p.m.

Wine and cheese tasting May 31 7:30pm

Mar 22, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Posts  //  No Comments

Wine and cheese tasting May 31 7:30pm

Wines of the Northern Hemisphere
$30 per person
Tickets available online here.

 

DEUTSCHES HAUS DONATES TO UNO’S CENTER AUSTRIA STUDY-ABROAD PROGRAM

Feb 19, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Press Release  //  No Comments

On Wed., Feb. 20, the Deutches Haus will present a check to The University of New Orleans’ Center Austria program. The donation benefits their summer program, which gives students the opportunity to study in Germany and Austria.

“This program is important to the Deutsches Haus mission,” said Deutsches Haus President Keith Oldendorf. “We were founded to celebrate and cultivate our heritage here in New Orleans, and if we can give students the opportunity to experience Germany firsthand, we’re doing something great.”

Immediately following the presentation of the check, Center Austria and UNO’s 2013 Austrian Students Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Anton Pelinka entitled, “Obama’s Victory- Lessons for Europe.”

Dr. Pelinka is a Professor of Political Science and Nationalism Studies at Central European University in Budapest. In addition to that, he is a Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Innsbruck.

The presentation will take at 5 p.m. in UNO’s Earl K. Long Library, Room 407.

The Deutsches Haus was founded in New Orleans in 1928 to celebrate and foster the rich culture, musical heritage, language, and history of the German people. For more information about The Deutches Haus, visitwww.deutscheshaus.org or on Facebook at “Deutsches Haus”.

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DEUTSCHES HAUS DONATES $20,000 TO THE CITY OF KENNER

Feb 5, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Press Release  //  No Comments

Deutsches Haus President Keith Oldendorf and Oktoberfest Chairman Thomas Mertz recently presented Kenner Mayor Michael Yenni with a $20,000 donation to be used by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department for various projects.

Deutsches Haus is a local German Cultural and Heritage Organization, which in 2011 moved its annual Oktoberfest from New Orleans to Kenner’s Rivertown. Crowds at the 2012 festival were estimated at 15,000, and Deutsches Haus leaders have already announced plans to return to Kenner for the 2013 event, which will take place during the last three weeks of October.

“The city of Kenner has been very welcoming and helpful to us in this time of transition,” said Oldendorf. “We are very much looking forward to our new permanent location, as well as many more Oktoberfests to come, and the City of Kenner has been instrumental in helping us get there. This is a small thank you.”

Prior to being moved to Kenner, Oktoberfest was held for 82 years at Deutsches Haus’ former headquarters on South Galvez Street in New Orleans. When that location was demolished to provide space for the new University Medical Center, Deutsches Haus moved to its temporary location at 1023 Ridgewood Dr., in Metairie, and partnered with the City of Kenner to bring Oktoberfest to Rivertown.

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